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  • Posted: Nov 25, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 30, 2021
  • Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance.
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    Treasury Sales Dealer, Agribusiness


    Job Summary

    To deliver treasury management & trading administrative support services through the execution of predefined objectives as per agreed standard operating procedures (SOPs).

    Purpose of the role:

    To implement the Global Markets Sales business strategy according to the Director, Global Markets Sales and the Absa Market Sales Strategy and Policies & Procedures, and in line with Group Values.

    Main Accountabilities & Time Split:

    Markets Sales Dealing - 80 %

    Key actions to include:

    • Under the guidance of the Director, Market Sales actively participating in the implementation of the Market Sales Strategy in line with the Absa Market Sales Strategy and Country sales requirements
    • Acting as the primary point of contact for both internal (Corporate, Commercial & Retail) and external Market Sales clients, while ensuring regular face-to-face engagement with the respective teams to promote teamwork
    • Manage one’s client portfolio, to include:
      • Daily contact with clients who have completed the Terms of Business (TOB)
      • Regular face-to-face interaction with clients in one’s portfolio
      • Regular contact with principal Relationship Manager
    • Managing the Agribusiness portfolio and support the team in the management of the other client portfolios where needed
    • Under the direction of the head of Market sales achieving a leading position in the chosen products, markets, and segments by:
      • Spending at least 50% of one’s time meeting with existing and identified new clients
      • Drive RMP (Risk Management Product) solutioning to clients.
      • Giving superior customer service
      • Presenting the full Absa product set to clients whilst managing the product portfolio to suit client needs
      • Expanding the customer base as is appropriate
      • Undertaking customer visits and joint customer visits with Corporate, Commercial and Retail Business Banking
      • Actively participating in client events with Absa Capital Economics unit and Corporate, including training and seminars, and Entertaining clients as permitted under the bank and group compliance policies
    • Managing Agribusiness portfolio to generate strong growth and sustainable returns over the business cycle with special focus on Customer Service and Financial Performance
    • Ensure that Counterparty credit limits are not exceeded
    • Assisting the head of Market sales in achieving strategic and tactical objectives

    Reporting – 5%

    Key actions to include:

    • Providing weekly reporting on client growth, volume, and profitability in one’s own portfolio
    • Providing detailed Management Information to the Director, Market sales on the composition, performance, and profitability of the client portfolios monthly
    • Assisting the head of Market sales with any ad-hoc reporting requests

    Risk Management & Reporting – 10%

    Key actions to include:

    • Maintaining a strong compliance culture.
    • Adhering to all the policies and procedures of the bank.
    • Ensuring that all deals are dealt within dealer limits (market risk limits, counterparty limits, dealer’s mandate)
    • Ensuring high quality of service to all clients (reputational risk).

    Self-Development – 5%

    Key actions to include:

    • Actively managing one’s own technical and soft skills development in conjunction with the Director, Market sales.
    • Researching, identifying, and proposing training solutions for own development to the Director, Market sales.

    Knowledge, Experience & Expertise Required:


    • Knowledge of Global Markets products
    • Knowledge of the Agribusiness sector in Kenya
    • Knowledge of global happenings and trends in the Agribusiness Sector
    • Knowledge of Sales Techniques
    • Understanding of interest rate and foreign exchange markets
    • Understanding of the mathematic of pricing for FX and Money Markets
    • Understanding of interest rate risk, foreign exchange risk and credit risk
    • Understanding of the policies, procedures, and ethical requirements of a Market environment
    • Understanding of Market back-office operations
    • Communication skills
    • Strong understanding of the Kenyan and Global Foreign Currency Markets.
    • Strong understanding of foreign currency portfolio management.
    • Strong product management capabilities.
    • Highly developed analytical skills, problem solving and planning abilities
    • Communication skills both written and oral.
    • Strong numerical and analytical skills for calculation of statistics, figures and targets and understanding of product profit drivers
    • Strong team player, innovative- sell new ideas, build, and maintain key relationships and with the ability to influence
    • Self-motivated and results orientated
    • Strong business awareness
    • Ability to work under minimal supervision and deliver under tight deadlines
    • Excellent Stakeholder management


    • Understanding of Risk Management Products across the various asset classes
    • Understanding of political and economic activity and the impacts on exchange rates and interest rates
    • Understanding of industry, advisory, regulatory, and professional bodies
    • Knowledge of Absa products and systems that support them, and a good understanding of Absa Group products
    • Knowledge of Absa Governance processes


    Bachelor’s degree – Essential

    ACI Dealing Certificate – Preferred

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Absa Bank Limited on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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